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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Out of the Blue

Out of the blue, the postal person delivered a card the other day. It was from the Ventana Sierra Advanced Writing Workshop to notify me of their upcoming shop on June 6-8, 2014, in Carson City, Nevada.  I appreciate getting this information, although I have no plans to attend this year. Maybe they included me in their address list as a good candidate for more education in this line of endeavor, and I can readily understand that.  I would be the first one to admit that I sorely need something like this, but courses like this are usually too costly for my pocketbook.

Poets and Writers magazine contains a lot of ads for courses like this and MFA studies, all of which makes interesting reading for some folks but not me until I hit the lottery.  The issue of May/June 2014 also has a guide to Free Writing contests, which would be more up my alley if only I had more time to write a short story or poem. I think later on in the year, I'll be able to devote some time for just such an enterprise as I finish my present project. I will put this item on my handy bookshelf
for now, but if you are interested in sending some work to a contest or two, this issue is your baby.  


8 comments:

  1. Free writing contest. I often have good intentions to try one, but, like you, have other projects in front. I have not entered one in a while, they are fun when you have the time.

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  2. They are fun, Neil. I might try one or two later on.

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  3. Oscar, I love that pen and ink of Bret Harte. It's truly inspired. Elaine Ash

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  4. If you won one of the competitions, you could afford the workshop!

    ps there are plenty of free contests on my blog at the moment too.

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    1. I could, if I won. I don't have any time to enter the free ones, yet, but I'll take a look.

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  5. A time and place for everything, right?

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    1. Yes, sir, I'm still looking for one or the other..

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